Fontaines D.C. sound a little like The Fall but that’s ok. There are worse that they could be compared to and contrasted against. Today, you can listen to their new track “Roman Holiday” which is taken from their upcoming release Skinty Fia.
Last month, Fontaines D.C. released the title track from their highly anticipated new album Skinty Fia – to be released this Friday (April 22nd) on Partisan Records, which was met with international acclaim and joined the last two singles, “I Love You” and “Jackie Down The Line,” in building widespread excitement for the band’s third album. Today, the beloved Irish band – who recently took home the trophy for “Best Band In The World” at the 2022 BandLab NME Awards – released the final single to come ahead of their new album titled “Roman Holiday.” The track was premiered by Zane Lowe alongside an interview with the band on his Apple Music 1 show and was also featured on New Music Daily.
A texturally nuanced yet intense final preview of the band’s new material ahead of Skinty Fia’s release, “Roman Holiday,” sees frontman Grian Chatten reflect on his experiences of moving to London and embracing the city as an Irish person in the local diaspora. The single sees the band delving further into the album’s poignant themes surrounding identity and belonging, with the lyrics celebrating the camaraderie found in the community of Irish people and friends that the band have found for themselves.
Speaking on the single, Chatten says, “Roman Holiday makes me think of the wide streets of north London in the Summer and the urge to discover them at night time. The thrill of being a gang of Irish people in London with a bit of a secret language and my first flat with my girlfriend.”